University of Saskatchewan is seeking a tenure-track faculty Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Small Animal Ophthalmology


Small Animal Ophthalmology
Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences
Western College of Veterinary Medicine
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Applications are invited from qualified individuals for a tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Small Animal Ophthalmology with the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences. The successful candidate will join a dynamic Ophthalmology service and teach in the Veterinary Medical Centre.  Quality instruction of undergraduate and graduate veterinary students is required.  Scholarly activity and development of a clinical research program will be encouraged and expected.  Extensive opportunities for collaborative research exist within the College and the University (Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy and Nutrition, Dentistry, Engineering, Kinesiology, Saskatoon Cancer Centre, School of Physiotherapy and the Canadian Light Source and Fedoruk Centre of Nuclear Innovation).

The Western College of Veterinary Medicine is western Canada’s regional college of veterinary medicine.  Annually 80 students from the four western provinces and the northern jurisdictions are admitted to the DVM program.  The College also has approximately 140 graduate students, interns and residents.  It is part of a comprehensive academic health sciences group at the University of Saskatchewan ( with access to facilities including Canada’s national synchrotron light facility ( and Cyclotron-PET/CT Research Centre.  For further information, please visit

The Veterinary Medical Centre has undergone substantial expansion and renovation, and it is currently an outstanding state-of-the-art facility servicing western Canada as an AVMA and AAHA accredited hospital and referral centre.  Equipment and diagnostic enhancements include a 320 slice CT scanner, 1.5 T MRI, nuclear scintigraphy, a linear accelerator with SRT and IMRT capabilities and soon to be installed PET-CT.  There is a busy and growing ophthalmology caseload in small, large and exotic/wildlife patients.  A wide variety of diagnostic capabilities utilizing electroretinography, ultrasonography, optical coherence tomography, ultrasound biomicroscopy, corneal cross-linking, indocyanine green and fluorescein angiography as well as advanced surgical technologies including endoscopic laser and posterior segment surgical capabilities are offered by current faculty.

The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis.  The University of Saskatchewan is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, a city with a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community and a full range of leisure opportunities. The University has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and scholarly activities and offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to a student population of over 24,000.


Candidates must have a DVM or equivalent.  Candidates must be licensed or eligible for licensure by the Saskatchewan Veterinary Medical Association.   American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology (ACVO) board certification or completion of an ACVO approved residency is required.  Preference will be given to candidates who also have a post-graduate degree and have experience with the teaching of veterinary education. 

Salary bands for this position are as follows:

Assistant Professor: $93,293 to $112,109; Associate Professor: $112,109 to $130,925; and Professor $130,925 to $152,877.

This position includes a comprehensive benefits package which includes a dental, health and extended vision care plan; pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), academic long term disability, sick leave, travel insurance, death benefits, an employee assistance program, a professional expense allowance, and a flexible health and wellness spending program.

Interested candidates must submit, via email, a cover letter; detailed curriculum vitae; and any supporting documents to:

Dr. Cindy Shmon
52 Campus Drive
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK  S7N 5B4
Telephone: (306) 966-7099

Review of applications will begin October 15, 2018; however, applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled.  The anticipated start date is July 1, 2019. 

This position is in scope of the University of Saskatchewan Faculty Association (USFA).

The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Amanda Brown